It is estimated that 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year alone in the U. S., and about 27,000 will die from prostate cancer. If detected early, prostate cancer is often treatable.
1 in 6 men is at a lifetime risk of prostate cancer
A man with one close relative with the disease has double the risk. With two close relatives, his risk is five-fold. With three, the chance is 97%.
Two men every five minutes are diagnosed with prostate cancer.
African American males have a prostate cancer incidence rate up to 60% higher than white males and double the mortality (death) rate of white males. Every 100 minutes an African American male dies from prostate cancer.
Men with a body mass index over 32.5 have about a one-third greater risk of dying from prostate cancer than men who are not obese.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American males today
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, second only to lung cancer
Prostate cancer is mainly found in men age 55 or over with an average age of 70 at the time of diagnosis
Majority of deaths from prostate cancer are related to advanced disease with metastases